Last weekend, on the eve of the autumnal equinox, we had a little gathering to celebrate the arrival of fall.
All the usual suspects showed up. We fired up the chimenea, baked some goodies, and roasted a few marshmallows.
(And drank a little wine to keep us warm) As you can see by the glove-wearing Suzie and Margaret, the chimenea's heat didn't travel very far past Tamara...but the patio behind Camp Cactus gets pretty cozy when you cram enough bodies back there. Caitie's camera was an endless source of fun, as we kept getting weird firey effects from the candles and twinkle lights.
We floated an idea around to put a gate between our back yard and the Petersen's so our gatherings could expand to fit the guest list...maybe some day.
I almost can't wait to celebrate the Winter Solstice, but I think we're gonna need more heat!